Character Counts banner held by Boy Scouts

Character Counts! of District 30

Character Counts CoalitionIn 2016, Character Counts! of District 30 celebrated 20 years of promoting the Six Pillars of Character.  In honor of this anniversary, a video was produced to highlight the impact that a character education has had on students in the Northbrook and Glenview communities.  Take a few minutes to view pupil and administrators' comments about what good character means to them.

The Six Pillars of the Character Counts! Coalition:

  • Trustworthiness
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Fairness
  • Caring
  • Citizenship

Character Counts! of Glenview ( is comprised of 24 caring committee members and a team of 16 trustworthy advisory members. In addition, the advisory and committee rosters are made up of responsible individuals from the community and dedicated representatives from local organizations and schools. Fifty-plus respectful business owners and charter community partners also support the organization.

Since 1996, the goals of the Character Counts! coalition have been embedded in our school curriculum, on athletic fields, and throughout the communities, and continue to enforce the following:  “Be kind; help others in need; and learn to forgive others.”

It is evident that Character Counts! is deeply ingrained in District 30’s culture, when one sees posters throughout the schools and offices touting the Six Pillars, reminding everyone of the importance of being an upstanding citizen. 

Superintendent, Dr. Brian Wegley, is a long time member of the Character Counts! of Glenview Committee and Advisory Committee.

He stated, "By participating in Character Counts! programs the kids realize that they really can make a difference in the community and the world. And, the most important thing is the youth of our communities, as they are our future."

Each year, Maple, Wescott and Willowbrook Schools foster the tenets of Character Counts! by participating in activities, fundraisers, and contests that support and nourish good character traits. To read more about the students' activities go to the following pages:

By continually upholding the Six Pillars of Character Counts! it sends a powerful message about what our community values, and it is a wonderful reminder of the values and behaviors that we want to demonstrate and pass on to the children,” said Northfield Township Supervisor, Jill Brickman.